Thunder Road wins Riverina Cup for Lucy and Emma Longmire

Jul 27, 2017

GOULBURN twins Emma and Lucy Longmire enjoyed their first ‘major’ Cup win together when Thunder Road outlasted his rivals in NSW’s longest race on Tuesday.

Thunder Road ($2.80) proved too good for his rivals in the $25,000 Budget Truck Hire 2017 Riverina Cup (3800m).

Thunder Road took out the Prelude at Wagga earlier this month and made it back-to-back victories at Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC).

Thunder Road was aided by a brilliant ride from Nick Heywood, who bided his time before bringing the five-year-old with a winning run.

While others went early, Heywood timed his run perfectly on Thunder Road, who was strong at the finish, defeating Duke Of Staghurst ($15.00) by 2¼ lengths.

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